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York, 1804, by Elizabeth Hale
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Title: York, 1804, by Elizabeth Hale
Identifier: MC0708
Image Type: Slide
Subject: Indians of North America

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Description: This picture, courtesy of the National Archives of Canada, is a copy of a watercolour by Elizabeth Frances Amherst Hale, 1774-1826. She was a trained artist, the sister of William Pitt, and married to John Hale, a British military officer. They came to Canada in 1793 where she painted landscapes. This picture shows early Toronto, known as York from 1793 to 1834. The illustration and descriptive text are from "The Mississauga of New Credit", by Donald B. Smith with the assistance of Bryan LaForme, Volume 22 of "Canada's Visual History", from the National Museum of Man, National Museums of Canada and the National Film Board of Canada. Description as of February 2014.
Agency: Mississauga Library System
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